This book is a much expanded version of the Japanese book "Winners".
Written by Steve Cohen, Richard Kaufman
Work of Various
252 pages (Hardcover), published by Kaufman and Company
Illustrated with drawings by Earle Oakes, Ton Onosaka
Language: English
81 entries
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Richard Kaufman Foreword on Ton Onosaka
Masao Atsukawa It All Started with Magic Land on the Masao Atsukawa Prize
Masao Atsukawa Case Card card with different back in card case is predicted
Masao Atsukawa Warp 9 geometrical puzzle with a playing card that makes a full card face-down, but a piece is left over when assembled face-up
Related toAlso published here 19
Hiroyuki Sakai The Volunteer Swindler five Dollar bill with slit is folded so it looks like two bills, when opened up bill has transformed to ten Dollar bill and other bills is back in wallet
Hiroyuki Sakai Hairband Mystery hairband penetrates thumb, more or less classic method with hairband instead of rubber band
Hiroyuki Sakai A Transient Love Story magic tricks to seduce a person, see following items/steps
Hiroyuki Sakai Step 1: Approach divination of phone number, center tear
Hiroyuki Sakai Step 2: A Present coin changes into flowers, with assistant
Hiroyuki Sakai Step 3: Reach handling of Don Wayne's Room Service with room numbers on ten business cards
Hiroyuki Sakai Step 4: JAB recipe for rice with sardines and ginger
Hiroyuki Sakai Step 5: Propose ring vanishes and appears on person's finger, to propose
Hiroyuki Sakai Extra Step: Strange Relationship two decks, on backs of chosen card are names of performer and spectator
Impression Card Case
Hiroyuki Sakai Inception bill placed inside paper sleeve with little flap, building on bill seen through hole vanishes and appears again
Hiroyuki Sakai The Right-Angle Bill Mystery spectator holds on to three stacked bills and closes eyes, when eyes are opened again chosen bill is found at right angles to the other two, Power of Darkness type
Also published here 43
Hiroyuki Sakai The Vanish Which Elevates Tenkai showing both hands empty while transferring one coin from hand to hand, pinky transfer to classic palm
Related toAlso published here 46
Hiroyuki Sakai Inner Inertia cards loaded on deck using a wallet, prediction
Hiroyuki Sakai Celebrity Torn and Restored Card one end of card signed by spectator and one by performer, torn in half and restored
Inspired by
  • "Hoodwink" (Kenton Knepper, Ben Harris)
Also published here
Hiroyuki Sakai One Man Self-Levitation standing in a box, mirror
Tomo Maeda Zodea zodiac symbols on paper are folded and turn into letters, spelling a word, off-beat prediction
Related to 60
Tomo Maeda Re-Psychle pen placed inside empty card case starts to move and writes name of selection
Tomo Maeda The Angle of the Hypothesis picture of spoon and fork, images bend
Related to 67
Tomo Maeda Out To Cut paper with illustration of pair of scissors is signed and placed inside a card case, when removed name of selection is cut into paper
Hideki Tani Elevator Illusion two blank cards with four windows cut are held above deck, selection can be seen rising up through the windows, then card goes down again and is found reversed in the deck
Hideki Tani Vanishing Wedding Band clean finger ring vanish
Takanobu Ishida Card Tapestry Aces are fanned, one is named and Aces are found glued together in a row with chosen Ace reversed
Takanobu Ishida E.T. Rope rope is wrapped around spectator's finger and is pulled free
  • Bonus Effect: Static Electricity Rope
Takanobu Ishida Date/Time Cards clock formed and pen and cap used as handles, cards match value and suit and actual time
Inspired by
  • Mitsunobu Matsuyama's "What Time Is It Now?" 1974.
Takanobu Ishida Magic Square Card Mystery packet cut off, magic square with some cards with the number of cut-off cards
Inspired by 96
Kuniyasu Fujiwara Automatic Ace Triumph hands-off, dealing procedure, sixteen cards, parity
Also published here 101
Kuniyasu Fujiwara Mr. Green's Prediction any last name named by spectator, eventually it is shown to be the only odd-backed card in a deck of blank cards with names on them
Also published here 103
Kuniyasu Fujiwara Slice! playing card with torn out hole in the center, ribbon placed on top, both cut with a knife, ribbon is restored
Also published here 106
Kuniyasu Fujiwara Bill Tear Illusion bill is torn using chopstick and restored
Kuniyasu Fujiwara, Yoshiyuki Kimura The Flying Chopstick piano trick using chopsticks
Kuniyasu Fujiwara Swizzle Stick Vanish swizzle stick vanishes while tapping it on receipt and reappears behind ear
Kuniyasu Fujiwara Original Card Quake card rise using a card perpendicular in the deck and moving it back and forth
Related to 116
Michiaki Kishimoto Mind Sketchbook mental epic using large sketchpad, moving part
Michiaki Kishimoto Rubber Band Penetration different handling for Crazy Man's Handcuffs
Michiaki Kishimoto Blood Type Divination cards with letters of different blood types used, four-card brainwave, reversed and different back
Michiaki Kishimoto Four Card Surprise packet is cut and spectator and performer deal cards at the same time, card on top is selection and mates are found as kicker
Kazu Katayama Silk Card Lasso card rope using a handkerchief and a paperclip
Kazu Katayama Aluminium Coin aluminium foil wrapper from chewing gum turns into coin
Kazu Katayama Red/Blue Oil and Water 2x2
Kazu Katayama The Silken Finger cut and restored handkerchief, with missing corner proof, sixth finger handling
Ichiro Moriya Autumn Mystery leaf on bookmark penetrates sheet of glass, with variations
Ichiro Moriya Money In Circulation bill balanced on rolled up paper starts to move
Ichiro Moriya God of Romance four numbers are dealt, packets assembled and dealt again into four piles, four-of-a-kind on top which matches month of birth of spectator
Ichiro Moriya One-Armed Tibetan Gambler performer tries to cut to four Aces, four cards are not Aces but form a Royal Flush when card previously selected by spectator is added
Akira Fujii Fujii Reverse Assembly four cards and four coins
Inspired by
  • Joachim Solberg's "Reverse Matrix"
Ross Bertram Slide Move with backs of fingers
Akira Fujii Jet Coins three coins across
Also published here 170
Akira Fujii Muscle Pass Transfer
Akira Fujii Muscled Click Pass
Yuji Wada Three Different Coins
Also published here 175
Yuji Wada Flip Match matches visibly appear inside empty matchbook
Bona Ueki Phantom Drink Penetration Bona "Yasayuki" Ueki, plastic cup filled with tea is stacked with other cup and penetrates it
Tomoyuki Takahashi One Hand Challenge Reverse card outjogged in packet is reversed behind back, reversed with two cards and squared with the packet
Tomoyuki Takahashi Fading Coin three imaginary coins, one is chosen and it becomes visible
Also published here 190
Katsuya Masuda Double X Card Ace through Seven of Spades, two X on chosen card
Shigeo Takagi Subtle Slop Shuffle Aces four Aces are reversed at the end
Also published here 196
Tenkai Matsuura Perfect Order Unshuffled without faro shuffles
Also published here 199
Hideo Kato Piano Sans Keyboard no-touch version of piano trick
Also published here 204
Kennichi Kuroki Torn and Restored 2000 bill folded in tube, center covered with gum wrapper is torn and restored
Also published here 207
Kennichi Kuroki Sneaky Sneaker opening of shoe laces moved to outer end of shoes
Also published here 211
Ryu Susato The Tokyo Penetration two bills are folded lengthwise and penetrate in clean manner
Also published here 215
Ryu Susato Ryu Susasto's Business Card Q-force incorporated in business card design with letters and symbols, credit information
Also published here 219
Kazuyuki Hase Two Pens With But a Single Thought spectator duplicates one of two two-colored drawings, performer divines which one
Also published here 223
Kazuyuki Hase The Color Out of Space four envelopes with symbols, chosen one divined
Inspired byAlso published here 225
Hiroshi Sawa Submarine Coins three coins on table, travel from under the left hand to under the right hand one by one, presentation is that the coins are submarines that sink into the table and resurface under the other hand
Also published here 228
Ross Bertram Rubdown coin rubbed on table, vanishes
Tony Slydini Imp Pass
Hiroshi Sawa Ping Pong Pocus ping pong ball changes color twice, then paddle shrinks
Hiroshi Sawa Marvelous Coin to Ring coin changes to finger ring
Also published here 234
Hiroshi Sawa The Copper Queen and Silver President both coins initialed, no extra coin, one coin in pocket and one balanced on first finger
Also published here 236
Hiroshi Sawa Balancing Finger Transformation coin balanced on finger, other hand goes over it and it changes, lapping
Also published here 237
Hiroshi Sawa The Sleeve Shootout one-handed production of handful of coins on the table, or growing coins (normal coins change into jumbo coins instantly)
Also published here 239
Hiroshi Sawa Remote Control Coins Through Table into glass that is in lap, mat with table-edge hold-out possibilities
Also published here 241
Hiroshi Sawa Why a Big Purse? routine with silver and copper coins, purse, jumbo coin
Also published here 245
Click Pass Harvey Rosenthal?
Richard Kaufman, Steve Cohen Origins
Data entered by Lorenz Schär, February 2024.